Successful Kubernetes Development Workflows • Ellen Körbes • GOTO 2021

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Ellen Körbes - Life-long Command-line Dweller and Developer Relations

Toolchains Behind Successful Kubernetes Development Workflows

Kubernetes solved a lot of problems, but it created a clumsy development workflow: Every code change requires fiddling with containers, registries, and manifests. Managing config files isn't trivial. Distributed debugging; a mystery. Dev clusters are tricky to set up, and sharing cluster state among team-members is mostly fiction.
L Körbes, an expert in Kubernetes development tooling, outlines successful development workflows in three different settings: a very large enterprise, a small and agile startup, and a popular open source project.
L will share how they set up dev clusters, manage configs, automate the development feedback loop, share context across teams, debug, and, finally, deploy to production.
Come learn how these teams made their Kubernetes dev workflows not only seamless, but amazing to use [...]

00:00 Intro
04:24 WHOAMI
04:57 The problem set
05:21 The protagonists
06:33 Development clusters
13:55 Managing configuration files
17:07 Feedback loop automation
25:28 Problem solving (single player)
28:47 Problem solving (multi player)
32:09 Custom workflows
35:35 Outro

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